Regular visits to a hygienist are the best way to help maintain good foundations for your teeth, in order to keep them for life.
At your hygiene appointments with Rachel, Christina or Janie, our aim is to remove any build up of plaque and tartar above and below the gum line, (this may take more than one visit), so that growth of harmful bacteria that causes gum disease can be eliminated. Tartar cannot be removed by brushing alone.
Hygienists work from a tailor made prescription from your dentist. To maintain a good standard of oral health between visits to your hygienist it is very important to follow the prevention and maintenance program developed specifically for you to stop or reverse the gum disease. Hygienists also carry out a soft tissue, oral cancer screening to detect any abnormalities.